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Did this parade just give a clue about Meghan's wedding gown?

A London-based design house started by Australians may have just given the biggest clues yet about Meghan Markle’s wedding gown. Ralph & Russo, which was founded by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, held its couture show in Paris overnight, sending lovers of princess gowns and wedding dresses into a tulle lather. Online influencer Camila Coelho models the final look in the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018 fashion collection Paris on Monday. Photo: Christophe Ena In a nifty coincidence, the show took place just as Markle’s fiance, Prince Harry’s…

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Why Americans Are Suddenly Flocking to This Gorgeous Caribbean Island

It’s Steeped in History. My growing realization that I had only scratched the surface of Martinique was confirmed when I visited the sites related to the island’s celebrity daughter, Josephine Bonaparte. The remains of her birthplace, Domaine de la Pagerie (Rte. 38, Les Trois-Îlets; 596-596-68-38-34), are lovingly preserved, with gardens that display the dahlias, hibiscus, and camellias she introduced to Europe as empress. Boat tours from Le François, on the eastern coast, include visits to La Baignoire de Joséphine — “Josephine’s Bathtub” — a shallow sandbar in the middle of…

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Tottenham need to ‘freshen up’ their squad to maintain top-four hopes this season, says Joey Barton

Tottenham need to ‘freshen up’ their squad with new signings in January to keep their top-four hopes alive, according to Joey Barton. The former Premier League midfielder also claims bringing more top-class players to the club is critical to keeping their own star men happy and hungry for success. Spurs missed their chance to move into the top-four on Sunday as they slipped to a disappointed 1-1 draw with Southampton, and they could find themselves five points adrift of the Champions League places if Liverpool beat Swansea on Monday night….

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This is why Germaine Greer is out of touch

Feminist Germaine Greer was named Australian of the Year in London on Saturday. Greer was of course asked her opinion on the #MeToo movement, and Greer, of course, had mostly contrarian views. Germaine Greer at the Australia Day Foundation’s awards in London. Photo: Nick Miller Citing a genre of entertainment from over half a century ago – the Carry On comedies, which reached their peak in the mid-1960s – Greer, who turns 79 next week, recommended women do what the female characters did on screen, and outwit whichever man is sexually abusing them.  “We weren’t afraid of him,” Greer said…

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Missed this week's entertainment news?

The world of entertainment news has had many ups and downs this week. Here’s a round-up of some of the biggest stories from the last seven days, just in case you missed them. Dua Lipa made Brits history when she led the charge with five nominations for this year’s awards, including best album. Until now, no female artist has ever received five nominations in a single year. The pop star, 22, whose single New Rules was one of last year’s breakout hits, is also up for best female, best video,…

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Is this really a problem for tennis?

She was mocked online, and on court, with many in the crowd at the Australian Open on Tuesday, going so far as to openly imitate her “grunts”. But watching Belarusian tennis star Aryna Sabalenka audibly express herself as she faced off against Australian Ashleigh Barty was one of the most liberating things I’ve ever seen, or heard. Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reacts during her first round match against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara) Photo: DITA ALANGKARA Just as liberating, was watching World Number One…

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Smithsonian Museums Will Remain Open this Weekend, Federal Shutdown or No

As a divided Senate weighs a stopgap federal budget today, the possibility of government shutdown seems very real. Though the House managed to clear the plan yesterday, the supermajority Senate requirement may prove insurmountable. Senators on both sides of the aisle have their reasons for torpedoing the budget: many Democrats are protesting in light of the uncertain fates of DACA immigrants, and several Republicans dislike a multibillion-dollar children’s education allotment added as a concession to the left. This precarious state of affairs leaves the near-term operations of the federally funded…

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